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McKenzie Banner Classifieds 6-22-21

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In this issue

  • Carroll County 4-Hers Attend Academic Conference

    Wednesday, June 23

    MARTIN (June 10) — Two Carroll County 4-Hers were selected to attend 4-H Academic Conference held at the University of Tennessee Martin campus Thursday.

  • McKenzie, McLemoresville, Huntingdon to Host Independence Day Celebrations

    Tuesday, June 22

    McKenzie Fireworks Event Is July 3 The City of McKenzie is starting its celebration a day early this year due to July 4 being on a Sunday. The event is Saturday, June 3, and will feature food vendors and an on-site train to transport guests up the hill. The fireworks show is at the McKenzie Recreational Park, located at 570 Como Rd.

  • Clayton Morris is West Carroll Football Coach

    Tuesday, June 22

    Coach Clayton Morris comes to West Carroll from Murray High School, where he has been the defensive coordinator for the last five years. During this time, his defense assisted the Tigers with playoff runs each year, including two quarterfinal appearances and one semifinal appearance. Before Murray, Coach Morris was the defensive coordinator at both Gibson County High School and Greenfield High School.

  • West Carroll High School Announces Boys’ Head Basketball Coach

    Tuesday, June 22

    Coach Ryan Mansfield, a 2013 graduate from West Carroll High School, was announced June 14 as the West Carroll War Eagles’ high school boys’ basketball head coach for the 2021-2022 season.

  • Forever Communications Showcases New Studio

    Tuesday, June 22

    PARIS (June 15) — Forever Communications showcased its remodeled studio in downtown Paris on Tuesday, June 15.

  • Carroll County Chamber of Commerce Announces ‘Adopt-a-Shad’

    Tuesday, June 22

    Following the Carroll County Watershed Authority’s May 25 unanimous decision for the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce to help manage the fish population in the Thousand-Acre Recreational Lake and raise funds to stock 20,000 threadfin shad into the lake, the Chamber announced the “Adopt-a-Shad” initiative.

  • Huntingdon to Host Fifth Annual Shooting Hunger Event

    Tuesday, June 22

    HUNTINGDON — Shooting Hunger will host its fifth annual sporting clays shooting event Friday, June 25, at Carroll County Shooting Sports Park located at 680 McAdoo Cemetery Lane. The event begins at 7:30 a.m. and ends at 4 p.m.

  • Farmers' Market News

    Tuesday, June 22

    McKENZIE (June 19) — Saturday’s Farmers Market was record-breaking with over 360 customers and 16 vendors with a huge variety of homegrown and homemade products. The fresh produce included green and red tomatoes, squash, zucchini, beets, cucumbers, yellow onions, and kale. Fresh free range eggs and antibiotic and chemical-free ground beef, roasts, ribeyes, filet mignons and t-bones were hot items for Father’s Day breakfasts and grilling.

  • Scotts Celebrate Golden Wedding Anniversary

    Tuesday, June 22

    Jackie and Brenda Scott are celebrating their fiftieth wedding anniversary on June 27.

  • Bella Batton Crowned Little Miss Tennessee Volunteer

    Tuesday, June 22

    Bella Batton, 9, earned the title of Little Miss Tennessee Volunteer Saturday afternoon at Jackson’s Carl Perkins Center. The pageant began at 2 p.m. and ended over two hours later with a crowning ceremony, where Bella was crowned queen.

  • Huntingdon Wins Dog Park Dash Grant

    Tuesday, June 22

    Randy and Jenny Boyd, with the Boyd Foundation, announced Friday, June 18, the winners of the 2021 Tennessee Dog Park Dash. Huntingdon is one of the fifteen communities across Tennessee to be awarded a grant to build or improve an existing dog park in its community.

  • Tennessee River Jam Festival Was Great Success

    Tuesday, June 22

    PARIS/HENRY COUNTY — The Tennessee River Jam festival in Paris,/Henry County was June 17 through June 20, with over four days of music and entertainment with 27 artists, 15 concerts and eight venues.

  • Lodge at Paris Landing State Park Opening Fall 2021

    Tuesday, June 22

    BUCHANAN — The Lodge at Paris Landing State Park is estimated to open this fall, according to park officials. The 90-room lodge will provide hotel resort-style vacation rentals on Kentucky Lake near Land Between the Lakes. Features of the lodge include a modern room design, conference space, a full-service restaurant, a bar and a lounge overlooking Kentucky Lake.

  • 911 Board Approves 2021-22 Budget

    Tuesday, June 22

    HUNTINGDON (June 15) — The Carroll County Emergency Communications District (911) Board approved its 2021-22 fiscal year budget in a short meeting on June 15.

  • Huntingdon Approves Budget, Tax Rate

    Tuesday, June 22

    HUNTINGDON (June 15) — The Town of Huntingdon’s Mayor and Council approved the first of two readings of the 2021-22 fiscal year budget and tax rate during a called meeting on Tuesday, June 15. Additionally, the Council approved year-end amendments to the 2020-21 FY budget and increased water rates by 3.6 percent in line with the consumer price index.

  • McKenzie, Huntingdon Fireworks Ordinances

    Tuesday, June 22

    The City of McKenzie amended its ordinance regulating the shooting of fireworks. In recent years, the city received many complaints about noise and late-night shooting of fireworks. The ordinance, approved in November 2020, addressed some of the complaints. At one time, the city prohibited the shooting of fireworks after a teenager’s eye was damaged and he lost sight in that eye.

  • Holston Gases Is Expanding To McKenzie

    Tuesday, June 22

    Holston Gases announces it is expanding operations to McKenzie. A press release indicates the Knoxville-based company is expanding to McKenzie, Lexington, South Carolina and Greenwood, South Carolina.

  • Colonel James C. Harding to Be Honored On Birthday

    Tuesday, June 22

    HUNTINGDON — Retired Air Force Colonel James C. Harding of Huntingdon will be honored for his 87th birthday with a resolution from the Tennessee General Assembly at a celebration at the Carroll County Civic Center. 

  • Randy Frazier Honored With Gymnasium Rename

    Tuesday, June 22

    GLEASON (June 3) — The Weakley County School Board unanimously approved a proposal to officially name Gleason’s gymnasium floor “Randy Frazier Court” to honor the former head coach’s career and accomplishments. The new name will be incorporated into the new court design in advance of the 2021-2022 school year.

  • Huntingdon Man Sentenced for The Murder of TDOC Administrator

    Tuesday, June 22

    LAUDERDALE COUNTY (June 14) — Curtis Ray Watson, 44, formerly of Huntingdon, pleaded guilty on nine criminal counts relating to the 2019 murder of Tennessee Department of Corrections Administrator Debra Johnson. Watson was sentenced to life in prison without parole plus 25 years for other charges connected to the crime.

  • McKenzie Hosts Nights on Broadway Featuring Crossfire

    Tuesday, June 22

    McKENZIE (June 17) — McKenzie Main Street’s Nights On Broadway kicked off Thursday, June 17 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the downtown Veterans Memorial Park in downtown McKenzie. Local residents enjoyed the music of the band that performed classic rock and other music.

  • MMS Announces 2021-2022 Supply List

    Tuesday, June 22

    McKENZIE — Administration at McKenzie Middle School posted a 2021-2022 school supply list this week.

  • Spayghetti Dinner to Benefit Humane Society

    Tuesday, June 22

    The Carroll County Humane Society announced a fundraiser on Friday, June 25, at the Carroll County Civic Center in Huntingdon beginning at 6 p.m. CCHS is approved for matching grants to fund community dog spays and neuters.

  • Calendar 6-22-21

    Tuesday, June 22

    Nights on Broadway McKenzie Main Street presents Nights on Broadway, a summer concert series, from 7-9 p.m. on select Thursdays from June through September in downtown McKenzie.

  • Why Are My Pine Tree Needles Turning Brown?

    Tuesday, June 22

    The main pine tree in northwest Tennessee is Loblolly Pine. There are a few other pine species: Virginia, Shortleaf and White, but 95% of the pine are Loblolly. Loblolly Pine needles (like all pine) need sunlight. If sunlight is not available, the needles will not work and are not needed. The tree will eventually shed these needles. This shedding of needles is why pine are planted for erosion control. The needles develop a sort of carpet that helps reduce erosion in numerous ways. What I am saying (in possibly a roundabout way) is that shedding of needles is a natural process that happen every year.

  • Recipes 6-22-21

    Tuesday, June 22

    Cheese Ball #2 1/4 pound Cheddar Cheese 2 small packages cream cheese 1 Tablespoon grated onion 1/2 cayenne pepper 1/2 pound pimento cheese 1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce Garlic salt 1 cup chopped pecans

  • June 16 COVID-19 Update

    Tuesday, June 22

    In the week of June 9 through June 15, there were a total of three positive COVID-19 cases in Carroll County. In that week, the county averaged 16.4 tests per day, with 1.7% of those tests being positive. As of June 16, there have been zero new cases in the area.

  • Marriage Licenses

    Tuesday, June 22

    Jerry Donald Depriest, 79, of Trezevant to Tommy Sue Goldsmith Howington, 76, of Bradford.

  • Property Transfers

    Tuesday, June 22

    Juanita M. Boyce and others to Bobby Joe Mayberry and others.

  • Carroll County Sheriff’s Reports

    Tuesday, June 22

    Multiple Charges — Jesse Linville Young, 28, of 7223 Buena Vista Road, Huntingdon, was arrested on multiple charges by Deputy Christopher Adams on June 7 at a residence on Buena Vista Road.

  • Carroll County General Sessions Court Report

    Tuesday, June 22

    The following cases were in the June 16 and 17 sessions of Carroll County General Sessions Court.

  • Huntingdon Police Reports

    Tuesday, June 22

    Attempted Burglary — The HPD is investigating a recent attempted break-in at Huntingdon City Hall.

  • McKenzie Police Reports

    Tuesday, June 22

    DUI — Susan C. Coplin, 56, Walnut Circle, McKenzie, was charged with driving under the influence and violation of implied consent on June 14 after she disregarded a stop sign at Walnut and Main.

  • Weekly 150: Dwayne Pearson

    Tuesday, June 22

    Born in 1923, Homer Dwayne Pearson grew up during the Great Depression. When he was old enough (around 17 years old), he enlisted with the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). He left the Terry Community of Carroll County and was shipped out west to work in the state parks and forests of Oregon and Washington.

  • Canceled Parade Doesn’t Dampen Summer

    Tuesday, June 22

    Summers were the best. Now, we understood the importance of school from an early age. All of us. Even Buddy Wiggleton admitted it was a “necessary evil.”

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